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WorldCat Local

An international catalog of library holdings

WorldCat Local

 

What is it?

WorldCat Local is a Library "Card" Catalog for the 21st Century.  

  • Indexes records for all the physical and electronic holdings of Antioch University Libraries, including physical books, ebooks, and journals.   All Antioch University Holdings appear at the top of results list.
  • Indexes records and indicates holdings for over 9000 libraries in the world.
  • holds over 2,000,000,000 records !  [Definite strength and weakness simultaneously]


Uses of WorldCat Local :

  • Find the missing pieces to your book citation, e.g. second author, publisher.
  • Export a book citation to Refworks
  • Locate a book and autofill a book request from WorldCat Local to We DELIVER
  • Connect to our Ebook Collection [over 200,000 ebooks] Note: (The AU Holdings-Z gateway also locates and links you to all our ebooks, by title. as well, but WorldCAT Local gives you more search power.]


Weaknesses of WorldCat Local as a Discovery Tool for Subject Searching:

Because WorldCat Local is so large and the search engine is very clumsy, WorldCat Local is NOT recommended as a  first choice discovery tool for subject searching on Academic Topics.  

For this purpose Doctoral Students are better served by using the Bibliographic Indexes .

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